Down in Front!

Two girls looking at luminaria.
Photo: George Mendel

Editors’ pick: Light Up Lebo Luminaria

Sunday, December 18

Pick up your Light Up Lebo luminaria kits from Relay for Life of Mt. Lebanon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each kit includes 10 luminaria to be lit on December 24 in honor of someone touched by cancer. Use the drive-thru pickup in Mt. Lebanon High School’s parking lot. Purchase your kit online through December 16 at


stack of board games


Tuesday, December 13

Play Euro-style board games. Mt. Lebanon Library, Learning Lab, 16 Castle Shannon Boulevard. 7 to 8:45 p.m.


paint brush and pallet


Thursday, December 8  
Myasthenia Gravis Association hosts its third annual Virtual Holiday Paint & Sip fundraiser from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A $50 donation gets you a link to participate, supplies to create snowflake inspired art and two bottles of wine from Kavic Winery in Carnegie. Call (412) 566-1545 to register.


Merry Jingle Mingle posterMERYY JINGLE MINGLE

Sunday, December 18
Hey kids! Pose with Santa and the Grinch at Mt. Lebanon Junior Women’s Club’s holiday fundraiser at Mt. Lebanon High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Photo donations benefit Art Expression of Mt. Lebanon. RSVP.


Mt. Lebanon Winter Market logoUPTOWN WINTER MARKET EXPANDS

Saturday, December 10 
The Mt. Lebanon Partnership  kicks off the holiday season with its Winter Market and Holiday Celebration on Washington Road Uptown. Fresh food, cool crafts and live music from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.  Snow or shine.



December 18 
Get into the Christmas spirit with cookies and a carol sing at Beverly Heights Church, 1207 Washington Road. Go for the cookies at 6 p.m., stay for the carol sing at 7 p.m.


penguins walkingPenguins On Parade 

Saturdays and Sundays, December 3 to February 25  

Check out the Pittsburgh Zoo penguins as they waddle along outside the PPG Aquarium at 11:30 a.m., weather permitting.



Sunday, December 11 and Sunday, December 18
Atria’s chef Josef Karst caters a holiday brunch with the birds at the  National Aviary, 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh. Two seatings: 11 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.



Tuesday, December 6

Learn to craft in this artmaking workshop. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh. Capacity is limited. Advance registration required.



Thursday, December 8 through Saturday, December 10 

Shop for fresh wreaths, garlands and more. Phipps Garden Center, Mellon Park, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.


Saturday, December 3 through Fall 2023

The Mattress Factory presents HalfDream: Another Room, a new solo exhibition by Hong Kong and US-based artist Doreen Chan. This new site-specific installation engages Chan’s on-going participatory art project, HalfDream, in which users around the world can describe their dreams, adding them to a database which matches common dreams of participants and connects “dreammates.”  11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Opening Day.